Concepts, Videos | March 7th, 2016 by 10
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Today, BMW unveiled their vision for the future by showcasing a new, innovative and exquisite concept – BMW VISION NEXT 100. BMW’s vision for the …

Today, BMW unveiled their vision for the future by showcasing a new, innovative and exquisite concept – BMW VISION NEXT 100.

BMW’s vision for the next 100 years is a sporting sedan since sedans are at BMW’s core, according to Adrian von Hooydonk – BMW Group Chief Designer. BMW Vision Next 100 is also autonomous, shape-shifting and powered by an unnamed drivetrain.

BMW gives this concept the term of 4D printing, as it believes that in 30 years it will be possible to rapidly prototype this type of design to provide function in addition to the physical form.

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The car has two driving modes, one of them involving fully autonomous functions. But even when you’re driving, you’re in ‘Boost Mode’ with augmented-reality guiding you, projecting the ideal steering line and speed onto the windscreen. The augmented-reality display will also project hidden hazards into your field of view.

In Ease Mode, the car transforms physically, moving the steering wheel out of the way, relaxing the center console away from the driver, and making seats and door panels feel like a lounge setting.

Much of the body is fabric-like, with the fenders able to stretch when the wheels turn to keep them shrouded for aerodynamics. The concept also uses cast-off residue from making carbon-fiber components to create nonstructural body panels.

For more info on the concept, visit this page.

10 responses to “BMW VISION NEXT 100 – VIDEOS”

  1. CDspeed says:

    Is this it……….really? Nothing for BMW fans to own, and drive? And it’s beige!!!

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Expected. This is about the future.

      • CDspeed says:

        No one can predict the future, and there have been many concepts that tried to predict the future that are laughable by today’s standards.

        • Horatiu B. says:

          True, but I understand why they’re doing this. I had a chat with Karim Habib on this a few weeks back and explained some of the reasons behind it. The design might not look like this in the future, but the technology will certainly will. There is no doubt about it.

        • Michael says:

          Im agree with you, no one can predict the future. In the 1950 year people predicted that in 2000 year cars will fly.

        • R3D says:

          It’s not a prediction. It’s more like a statue that’s paying tribute to the last 100 years and marking the way to the next 100.

          • CDspeed says:

            But what good is a statue to fans of the ultimate driving machine. Concept cars are forgotten shortly after they tour the auto show circuit, it’s a bit of a let down. Like most people I’ll never get to see it in person, and nothing like it will be in a BMW showroom. I was expecting a special production model.

    • Icebreakerr says:

      ulll see more this year

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  3. John says:

    That steering wheel is hideous. LOL

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